New Caledonia hosts a collection of very localized and endemic birds found only on this remote island, now considered one of the world's most ecologically important and critically endangered hotspots. Searching through a variety of habitats including stunning subtropical forest and rugged mountains, birdwatchers will encounter such fantastic avian wonders as the striking Cloven-feathered Dove, scarce Crow Honeyeater, endemic Horned Parakeet, New Caledonian Cuckooshrike, Large Lifou White-eye and difficult to spot Red-throated Parrotfinch among many others. The crown jewel is locating the extraordinary flightless Kagu. This strange avian relict from the past is even placed in its own monotypic family.

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Kagu © Andrerw Spencer

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New Caledonia and Loyalty Islands August 2015, author Tommy P. Pedersen (link created September 26, 2015)
(New Caledonia, Lifou, Ouvea, Crow Honeyeater)

New Caledonia and Loyalty Islands - August 2015, author Tommy P. Pedersen (added September 26, 2015)
(New Caledonia, Lifou, Ouvea, Crow Honeyeater)

New Caledonia, December 9th - 17th 2000, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 11, 2004)

New Caledonia, July 20th - 29th 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 11, 2004)

Southern Province, New Caledonia (Province Sud de Nouvelle-Calédonie), June 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 11, 2004)

New Caledonia - searching for the endemics - 23 September - 29 September 2019, author Stephen Blaber (added October 18, 2019)
(Mt Koghis, Rivière Bleu, Parc des Grandes Fougères, Bourail grasslands, Horned Parakeet)

Short update to birding in New Caledonia, author Lou Marsh (added October 1, 2007)
(Kagu, endemics, ferry)

New Caledonia - February 2019, author Keith Taylor (link created November 14, 2019)

New Caledonia May 1-5 2012, author Phil Gregory (added May 7, 2012)
(Riviere Bleue, Farino, Kagu, Cloven-feathered Dove, Crow Honeyeater)

South Pacific Tour - September 2011, author Phil Gregory (added January 11, 2012)
(New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji)

New Caledonia: The Quest for Kagu wth Tropical Birding - 4th - 8th July 2007 , author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added August 21, 2007)

New Caledonia - Loyalty Islands - Vanuatu - Australia (West Pacific Islands) Cruise - 18th - 28th December 2008, author Gail Mackiernan (added August 2, 2009)
(New Caledonia (Mt. Koghi), Ouvea, Lifou, Iles des Pins, Efate, Ouvea Parakeet, Large Lifou White-eye, Cloven Feathered Dove, Tanna Fruit Dove, Kermadec, Gould's, Providence, Tahiti, White-necked Petrels)

New Caledonia and Lifou Island - 21st – 28th September 2013, author David Milton (added April 8, 2014)
(Parc des Grandes Fougeres, Parc Riviere Bleue Lifou Island)

Western Pacific Cruise - New Zealand to Japan, author Gail Mackiernan (link created April 12, 2012)
(Auckland, Tauranga, Bay Of Isles [all New Zealand], Noumea [ New Caledonia], Honiara [Guadalcanal], Rabaul [New Britain], Yap, Guam, Saipan, Okinawa, Nagasaki, Kobe.)

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